The Kingdom by Jo Nesbø

A compelling story, with pages crowded with very human characters. Without knowing it, two of our book group read this 2020 standalone thriller by Jo Nesbø at the same time, and both found it a bit of a surprise. One is a diehard Nesbø fan, the other isn’t. And while...

The Night Gate by Peter May

A two-timeline murder mystery that’s atmospheric, tricky and interesting. The Night Gate is Book 7 in Peter May’s popular Enzo Macleod series. Some of our group have read all of these books, others none, so this was an interesting novel for us to discuss. The...

Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore

A debut novel that you must read! The story just doesn’t let you go. Reading the cover notes of Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore, I thought it was crime fiction. But it isn’t. It’s perhaps better described as a story about choices and their consequences. And...

City of Windows by Robert Pobi

Intricate, pacy and clever, this is a 5-Star thriller. Another book with a recommendation from Lee Child on the cover, and by an author I’d never heard of. But the cover was beguiling so I borrowed it – and I’m really glad I did. Now I’m just asking myself why...